Category Archives: nature

Louis XIV Asks Riddles VI

Esteemed Readers, grasshoppers are singing, the summer is at its heights & we are going to guess out a new riddle. This one reflects summer & its wonderful blooming: “I’m born without a father but cannot exist without a mother. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, here is another traditional Russian riddle. This time it belongs to the vegetable world. Use your imagination & intuition. Good luck! “I’m round but I’m not the Moon. I might be green or yellow, but I’m not a … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 XII

Esteemed Readers, our vessel is moving towards the Tropic of Capricorn. We are very near it. Meanwhile we amuse ourselves with simple entertainments on board: Aboard the Oiseau, 8 May 1685 “…’When the wind changes, the weather does as well’, … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles X

Esteemed Readers, today I would like to offer you a perfect riddle for Samhain-winter times. It is longer that usual, nevertheless its poetic style & sense fascinates. On my behalf, I believe that you will guess it out without any … Continue reading

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François Couperin: Concert Royal N.4

Esteemed Readers, to celebrate the spring here is a Concert Royal N.4 by François Couperin. It reminds me of warm sunrays shining through fresh green leaves. Vive le Roy! 🙂 PS. Painting by Jakob Philipp Hackert Maria KethuProfumo

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Seraphim of Sarov

Seraphim of Sarov (1754-1833) is a true image of piousness, one of the greatest Russian Orthodox Saints venerated in the Catholic Church as well. He was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1903, while Pope John Paul II referred … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Les Amants Magnifiques/The Magnificent Lovers

During the carnival 1670 Molière & Jean-Baptiste Lully presented a wonderful comedy-ballet to the Court. It was named “Les Amants Magnifiques/The Magnificent Lovers”. The plot so far: “Two brave & bold chevaliers Iphicrates & Timocles fight for love of a … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Louis XIV Travels to Luxembourg VI

Esteemed Readers, no restrictions threaten our historical journey. So, we are still accompanying His Majesty to the blessed city of Luxembourg. I would like to inform you that we have already passed more than 60% of the way, and have … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Dindi

“Dindi” is another golden hit & bossa nova standard composed by Tom Jobim in 1959. It is dedicated to a place named Dirindi where the composer & his devoted friend Vinicius de Moraes used to go. It is another masterpiece … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Eu Não Existo sem Você/I Don’t Exist Without You

“Eu não Existo sem Você ” is another sophisticated music composition by Vinicius de Moraes & Tom Jobim. It is a rare gem of romanticism & hymn of love that might be created only by true Minstrels. I suppose that its … Continue reading

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